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A list of odd cargoes over the years would include an uncovered cigarette boat, other boats, military materiel, never-to-be-used wheel pedestals, port supplies, a Mirage F-1,  . . .  I could go on. At this point, I’d not yet noticed the cargo atop the India-bound Maersk Detroit. Brendan Turecamo retrieved the docking pilot. But that’s […]

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With Coursen in the shipyard, and the relatively new and unused Governors Island taking its place, a need for a means to transport motor vehicles between the small island and the bigger island of Manhattan has been created.  Here Shawn Miller moves a barge for that purpose.  I’ve seen Shawn on this run a lot […]

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Tugboats move quite the variety of materials around the boro on barges.  The brand spanking new J. Arnold Witte here moves Delaware Bay, a bucket dredge.  Doris Moran moves containers around the boro much quicker than trucks can. I had to throw this in  . . . a late 1950s Chevy pickup was moving a […]

More Cargoes 26

Here are some posts that predate this one:  an uncovered cigarette boat in 2008, a shrink-wrapped yacht in 2009, a pilothouse ketch in 2017, Hornblower Hybrid leaving town last year, and there must be more . . .  See it up suspended there after coming off the ship? The “cradle” is likely a 40′ flat […]

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Usually the cargo is invisible, but that’s not always true.  I hadn’t even noticed the cargo when I took this photo of Kimberly Turecamo leaning into the rust streaked Maersk container ship.

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Here are previous cargoes posts, but today I could have called this fog as well.  But what is it . . . a happy marina? Oh . . . Hornblower Hybrid , a misnomer, and Amarula Sun, a sport fish . . . It’s a Big Lift vessel with a marina load on its deck.   […]

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When Sea Coast towed a barge through the boro the other day, Tony A snapped the next two photos and shared them with me.  And I’m very grateful he did. You recognize the cargo on this deck barge?  That’s Kings Point in the background. And from Norman Brouwer, here are some closer up shots he […]

Tanks in Boxes on Ships

More Gowanus soon, but for now, this follows a post from a few years back called “boxes on ships,” but what begs for attention here is the number of less common containers, these by a company called Agmark.  Maersk Vallvik actually has two centers of liquid bulk containers, Agmark toward the stern and Bertschi farther […]

Other Watersheds 17B

You know from the previous “other watersheds 17” that this is the Amazon, so look at the color of the water.  If you want to read a scholarly article–albeit an old one–check this one out.   If you want to see satellite photos of the mouth, where this silty freshwater mixes with the ocean, click […]

Boxes on Ships 2

A container ship rounds the bend.  It carries containerized cargo, obviously, but not all cargoes fit into a standard container.  See the irregular aka custom boxes below? They appear to be two crates for over-high cargo. and anchored on a flat rack. Here’s a question:  since WEG is a Brazilian coastal city multinational specializing in […]